etectives investigating the second killing on the same north London road in a month tonight named the latest victim.
Witnesses said Tyreke Watson, 21, was chased by his attacker after being ambushed as he came out of a shop on West Green Road, Tottenham at 4pm on Monday.
He was given emergency treatment by ambulance staff but pronounced dead at the scene.
Student Anas Mezenner, 17, was fatally stabbed on January 19 on the same street.
Scotland Yard there were no immediate links with Mr Watson’s death and that of Anas, who was killed near Turnpike Lane station.
Five teenagers aged 14 to 17 have been charged with the Anas’s murder and will stand trial on a date to be confirmed.
Mr Watson’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
A post mortem examination will take place on Wednesday.
A crime scene remains in place on West Green Road and local residents will see an increased number of officers conducting high-visibility reassurance patrols in the area.
There have been no arrests and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing by homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command.
Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley, leading the investigation, said: “This is a fast-paced investigation and my team of detectives is determined to locate and arrest those responsible for the fatal stabbing.
“Tyreke’s family have been left completely devastated by his death and I would urge anyone who witnessed the attack or who has any other information about this case to contact police.”
A witness described seeing Mr Watson being chased by a “short lad” before he was stabbed after being ambushed as he came out of a Cash Converters shop.
He said the victim’s mother arrived at the scene shortly after and was begging police to be allowed by his side.
The witness said: “The guy came out of Cash Converters and a tiny lad, really short, started chasing him.
“They were running around a car then the little guy, probably a teenager, must have stabbed the older guy. He staggered across the street to a doorway to a building where he lived and collapsed.”
He added: “I have seen the victim around. He was a nice enough lad. He had only moved here recently.
“The victim’s mother turned up soon after. She wanted to see her son, but the paramedics were stopping her so they could treat him. She was hysterical.”
The incident happened on the corner of West Green Road and St Margaret’s Avenue.
Another witness, Leroy Reed, said: “There was screaming and shouting and then the lad was laying there on the ground. It’s a tragedy.”
Murder squad detectives and forensic officers were today scouring the area as the scene remained sealed off.
Police were also looking through CCTV images captured by shops on West Green Road in the hope of learning more about the killer and the crime.
Detective Chief Superintendent Treena Fleming, local police commander for Haringey, said: “I am deeply saddened by the death of another young man as the result of a senseless stabbing on the streets of Haringey.
“My thoughts and sympathies lie with the family and loved ones of the young man at this very difficult and traumatic time.
“Homicide detectives are working incredibly hard alongside local officers to understand what happened yesterday afternoon and to identify and apprehend those responsible as soon as possible. If you witnessed what happened, or have any information about the murder, then I would urge you to get in contact and tell us what you know.”
Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call the incident room on 0208 358 1010 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD4438/22Feb (or Op Taylorsville).
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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